The Palaszczuk Government is spending $500,000 to improve traffic flow at a proposed intersection for the relocated Caravonica School car park and Botanica development.
Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey recently visited Cairns with the good news.
“I’ve been talking about this issue with Minister Bailey and TMR for some time now and I’m so thrilled this funding has been allocated to allow construction of a fourth lane at the new intersection,” Mr Crawford said.
“This will ensure the project complements our plans to improve the road’s safety and capacity as well as improve traffic flow anticipated with the duplication of the Bill Fulton Bridge.”
Mr Crawford said the additional funding to upgrade the road is icing on the cake after the announcement of a new carpark and school bus stop at the school.
“People will be able to access Caravonica State School directly via the new car park and school bus stop,” he said.
“The existing signalised pedestrian crossing will be removed to further improve safety and traffic flow.
“The project is expected to be complete by the start of the 2018 school year, weather permitting.
“This state funding will ensure upgrades associated with the development are in line with future planning for Cairns Western Arterial Road,” Mr Crawford said.
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